Fire Prevention Home Safety Tips, for Upcoming Fire Prevention Week: Oct 5-11


In preparation, for fire safety week the first week of October(5-11) here are some home safety tips and facts for you to keep in mind throughout that year.

The leading causes of homes fires are: cooking, heating, electrical equipment, candles and other smoking materials. In light of this list, here are some ways to protect your home

  • Check Electrical Cords: replace or repair any damaged cords
  • Attention Smokers: Smoke outside, if you are smoking inside, use deep, wide ash trays on a sturdy table
  • Smoke Detectors: Make sure yours is working with fresh batteries
  • Heating Equipment: keep all flammable items within at least 3 feet of the heating equipment
  • Cooking Safety: Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling or broiling food
  • Candles: blow out candles when you leave the room or go to bed



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